Deluxe Dolphin Lana’i Snorkel Adventure
(8:00-2:00, available year-round, two-three snorkel stops,
plus Whale Watching from December 15th to April 15th)
This trip has stood the test of time and has been taken by literally thousands of guests, many of whom continue to return year after year. Captain Steve has been conducting this adventure for over three decades. Waste no time in discovering the secrets of the reef and playing with dolphins, whales, turtles, and rays. There is no telling what we might encounter on any given day! We head across the channel to the island of Lana’i (weather permitting of course) where towering sea cliffs, sea caves, secluded coves, and lava rock pinnacles make up the setting. Imagine a pod of 200-300 spinner dolphins putting on a show just for you or swimming next to an endangered green sea turtle in the crystal waters of the Pacific above the most exquisite fringing reef in the entire State of Hawaii. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of the most curious creature on the reef, an octopus, or an endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal! Manta rays, spotted eagle rays, pseudorcas (false killer whales), spotted dolphins, and bottle nose dolphins are all possible on any snorkel trip!
Special Online Prices — Save $15 per person!
Adults $134.99 ($144.66 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $149.99
Child (5-12 yrs.): $94.99 ($101.80 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $109.99
A continental breakfast consisting of fresh local fruit, fresh-baked muffins or donuts, granola bars, juice, green tea, and water are served during the morning check-in process at the Mala Boat Ramp. Our on-board lunch is a delicious selection of deli meats and cheeses, two types of bread, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, sweet Maui onions, and sprouts alongside white albacore tuna with capers, pasta salad, olives, pickles, pepperonchinis, fresh-sliced vegetables, papaya seed dressing, mayo, and mustard. Sodas, iced tea, water, and macadamia nut cookies are always close at hand. We have even had guests come along just for the ride and the lunch! High quality masks, fins, and snorkels are provided as is snorkeling instruction. Flotation devices and life jackets are available upon request.
This is my favorite trip. The extra time not only allows more snorkeling, but also gives us the time to go find the dolphins! During whale season, the entire day becomes a whale watch, as we see them in the channel and listen to them while we snorkel. We see Dolphins 98% of the time on this trip, including spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and psuedo orcas. Green sea turtles are also pretty much guaranteed. Cruising most of the island of Lana’i gives us many choices from which to choose a calm, secluded cove and to view the sea cliffs and caves. Lunch is very relaxing with a chance for everyone to feel part of our Ohana, and some think the ride home is the very best part of the day, as the trade winds have usually kicked up a bit and make for a thrilling ride. These excursions are NOT recommended for pregnant women, people with bad backs or neck problems, or children under the age of five years.